This is a gift made up by my sister. She made one for all of her siblings Christmas 2010 to write down their memories etc.. The instructions were in the inside of the book cover. A few of the questions "What is our yard like?" "Tell one thing you would like to learn and why you would like to learn it" "Write about some of the places you went with your Mother/Father" "How many cousins do you have? Tell about your favourite cousin, What do you like to do?" and the list goes on. Thanks Esther, I finally started my "journal" and yes it definitely does get the thoughts going. What a great idea for those of us who will get at it and put some memories down on paper.